Transient Thyrotoxicosis in Molar PregnancyCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Sujatha B Srinivas,
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University,
Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
Molar pregnancy is one of the components of a broader spectrum of diseases known as Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD), presenting with amenorrhoea and irregular bleeding which may be rarely associated with passage of vesicles per vagina. However, it can rarely be associated with hyperthyroidism, which may be associated with clinical features of hyperthyroidism. The following is a report of a 20-year-old woman who presented with amenorrhea followed by irregular bleeding per vagina, thyromegaly and abnormal levels of thyroid hormones. Transvaginal ultrasound revealed features consistent with molar pregnancy. A suction evacuation was done following which serum levels of ▀-hCG reduced and the levels of thyroid hormones also reduced. On follow up, six weeks later, ▀-hCG and thyroid hormones were within normal limits. The case and relevant literature are presented here.
Hyperthyroidism, Hydatidiform mole, Pregnancy
Samarth Virmani, Sujatha B Srinivas, Rama Bhat, Raghavendra Rao, Ranjini Kudva. TRANSIENT THYROTOXICOSIS IN MOLAR PREGNANCY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 July [cited: 2017 Sep 20 ]; 11:QD01-QD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 21, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Apr 15, 2017
Date of Acceptance: May 03, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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